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MOTHER BEE is a warm-hearted comedy that takes an affectionate and self-deprecating look at what it means to be a mother today. Marie (36), Nela (40) and Tine (22) represent three classic types of women. Marie was pretty late having children and is now overly ambitious to do everything just right. Nela is happy with her husband Lutz and their child, but this classic life model doesn’t really fulfill her. Lutz takes advantage of the opportunity to be a father and house-husband so that Nela can try to get back into her career. And Tine is the youngest of the three and a single mom. She is trying to cope with the premature loss of her own childhood, her responsibility as a mother, her job and financial difficulties – all the while hoping she will at some point find Mr. Right.

In a humorous manner and with surreal means, MOTHER BEE presents the dilemma of the modern woman as a light, clever and somewhat quirky roundelay of endless and unexpected tasks, overload and illusions.

Felicitas Darschin was born in 1982. After numerous internships in film and television, she set up her own production company in 2002 and studied Directing at the University of Television & Film Munich from 2003-2007. Also active as a screenwriter, lecturer and producer, her films as a director include: ZWERG NASE (TV), IM BESTEN ALTER (TV), KÄSE LAIB UND LEBEN - MARTHA UND JOSEF LOBIS' ASCHENPUTTEL (doc), DIE LOISACH - EIN FLUSS MIT VIELEN GESICHTERN (doc), EXPEDITION INS UNBEWUSSTE - DEN TRÄUMEN AUF DER SPUR (doc), WIEVIEL NATUR VERTRÄGT DER MENSCH? (doc), LIEBE LIEBER UNGEWÖHNLICH, and MOTHER BEE.
Genre Comedy, Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2017
Director Felicitas Darschin
Screenplay Alexandra Helmig, Rudi Gaul
Cinematography Stefan Biebl
Cast Alexandra Helmig, Julia Jentsch, Kristin Suckow, Brigitte Hobmeier, Annette Frier, Matthias Weidenhöfer, Michael Kranz, Florian Karlheim
Producers Alexandra Helmig, Sebastian Zembol, Dagmar Kusche, Bernd Krause
Production Company Mixtvision
Length 92 min
Format DCP, color, 1:1.85
Original Version
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby 5.1
With backing from BKM, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, German Federal Film Board, German Federal Film Fund
German Distributor Zorro Film/Munich

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